The Sims 2: Apartment Pets DS


Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 12
  2. Negative: 4 out of 12
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  1. 45
    The Sims 2: Apartment Pets' charm wears off very quickly.
  2. The addition of animals and a spa to manage might be a welcome addition, or a much desired subtraction for fans of the franchise.
  3. Ultimately, Apartment Pets fails at just about everything it tries to do. It's not The Sims, it's not Nintendogs, and it's not fun for anyone.
  4. 58
    The concept is quite good, but the problem is that...well, that's it. Once you've mastered the tricks, the monotony of routine sets in. Your Sim barely requires any care.
  5. This may sound like a lot of customization, but every gameplay element is embarrassingly shallow.
  6. Electronic Arts invites us to live with pets in a videogame which features a high customization level, a good number of minigames and a decent use of the Nintendo DS technological possibilities. However, the game is so repetitive and simple than it could be only enjoyable by The Sims fans.
  7. Gamers, especially young gamers, who like Sims, enjoy playing with digital pets, and don’t mind repetition might still enjoy this one, though.
  8. 40
    The Sims 2: Apartment Pets is a subpar pet game, complete with birds, guinea pigs, snakes and rabbits to interact with and enjoy.
  9. Nintendo Gamer
    Dogs and cats to play with plus a load of other animals and a small business and a house... Hours of fun for animal-kids. [Dec 2008, p.66]
  10. Apartment Pets lacks diversity, complexity and something that encourages us to keep caring for the – somewhat – cute animals.
  11. The Sims 2: Apartment Pets is fairly engaging for a few hours, but unfortunately it becomes stale very quickly as the Sim character itself requires far too little attention. A great concept, but owing to the awkward controls and the lack of care needed for the Sim, there’s just too much monotony.
  12. n-Revolution Magazine UK
    Very easy to pick up and play, but once you know your way around it there’s nothing left to discover. Tedious.

Awards & Rankings

#98 Most Discussed DS Game of 2008
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Sep 29, 2012
    Don't play this. There is so little content on this DS cartridge that it a large money waster. Not even the biggest Sims fans will be amused.